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  • Berkshire is accused in NY lawsuit of workers' comp 'siphoning'

    09/12/2016 2:22:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Jonathan Stempel
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc has been sued by a New York bicycle courier company over an alleged illegal scheme to cheat employers buying workers' compensation policies. The complaint, filed late Friday by Breakaway Courier Systems, came as Berkshire's Applied Underwriters unit faces scrutiny over its workers' compensation policies, including some that have been banned by California, Vermont and Wisconsin. Breakaway, with about 300 employees, accused Berkshire and Applied of "siphoning" premiums through a web of illegal shell companies, with diverted premiums going to unlicensed out-of-state insurers. The plan amounted to a "reverse Ponzi scheme" where unsuspecting employers expecting to buy affordable...
  • #1 ‘Countdown’: GEICO commercial sends Europe to top of Billboard charts [Ed: A Timely Title]

    12/05/2015 10:28:20 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 15 replies ^ | November 19, 2015 | MICHAEL MAROTTA
    Swedish rock band Europe, best known for their 1987 arena hit "The Final Countdown," are enjoying their biggest chart success ever - thanks to GEICO. Placement in the insurance agency's current "It's What You Do" campaign, where a bunch of office workers wait around as an employee heats up a burrito while the band rocks out in the corner, has vaulted the song to Number 1 on multiple Billboard charts. Last month, Billboard reported that "The Final Countdown" spent four weeks atop its Hard Rock Digital Songs chart, giving the band their first Number 1 in their career. "The Final...
  • Ickey Woods stunned by response to TV ad

    01/19/2015 10:20:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | By Dale Yurong
    The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Geico commercial featuring Fresno native Ickey Woods not only has gone viral but it's also introduced the Edison High grad to a new generation. Ickey was very surprised by the popularity of his commercial. It has thrust him back into the national spotlight. 25 years have passed since Ickey has done the shuffle on the field for the Bengals. He still lives in the Cincinnati area. Woods said, "Now I'm...
  • Chelsea Clinton Leaving Her Unbelievably Cushy Fake Job at NBC

    08/29/2014 8:51:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies ^ | 8/29/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Kicking off the annual Labor Day Friday News Dump, Chelsea Clinton has announced, via People, that she will no longer pretend to be a reporter. The once (and future?) First Daughter has been a special correspondent for NBC News since 2011, when she was dubbed, following her debut, one of the most boring people of her era. For the occasional feel-good segment or interview with the CGI Geico gecko, Clinton earned a reported annual salary of $600,000, or approximately $26,724 for every minute she was on-air.
  • Video of 'Dead Alien' Found in Siberia

    04/19/2011 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 19, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Supposedly an alien craft that recently crashed nearIrkutsk, Siberia resulted in a dead alien-type critter lying dead in a snow bank... Hmmm, looks convincing... and convincingly dead: [video] Hard writing this one off to vodkahallucinations... but still, many have already dismissed this one as anelaboratehoax... we get too much of this stuff from Russia, it seems. Video/more/links at Reaganite Republican
  • GEICO Gecko Puts a Fork in the Great American Experiment

    12/16/2013 5:52:00 AM PST · by Apple Pan Dowdy · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2013 | Marcus Ebenhack
    Have you seen GEICO's latest commercial? Where the gecko drops his tea bag in Boston Harbor and declares "I guess this party's over"? Between President Obama, his Democratic allies and operatives including the mainstream media and the Republican establishment, the Tea Party has become a quite popular and very easy target. To hear them tell it, it is the root of all evil and all that is wrong with American politics and our political discourse today. And this is what we've come to in the age of Obama. The declaration of the end of the great American experiment in self-governance...
  • Nascar Sprint Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, Sep 15 on ESPN 2:00 PM ET

    09/11/2013 6:46:00 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 114 replies
  • GEICO to Open Service Center in Central Indiana, Add 1,200 Jobs

    03/20/2013 1:25:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | March 18, 2013 | Heidi Schwartz
    Indiana Gov. Pence joined GEICO Chairman Tony Nicely to announce the companys plans to locate a customer service center in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, creating up to 1,200 new jobs by 2016. The Washington, DC-based auto insurer will invest millions of dollars to lease, renovate and equip 109,000 square feet of space in the area. The new office, which is expected to be operational by late April, will house professional insurance agents, their training and supervisory teams and additional management and support staff. --snip-- The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered GEICO up to $10,000,000 in conditional tax credits and up...
  • Group upset by Geico's 'bestiality' ad

    02/26/2013 9:09:32 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 102 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 25, 2013
    TUPELO, Miss., - A conservative Mississippi website is objecting to a Geico ad for depicting "bestiality" in the form of showing a pig on a date with a woman. One Million Moms, a website run by conservative Christian group American Family Association, said the Geico ad shows Maxwell the Geico pig parked in a car with a woman and "the girl appears to be turned on by the pig." "She hints that she wants to make out. She is disappointed when she learns the tow truck is on the way and they won't be able to 'pass the time,'" the...
  • GEICO: Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled...

    01/23/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by kiryandil · 197 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2013 | sundance
    GEICO Insurance Cultural Marxist Hypocrisy Gun Manufacturer Auto Policy Cancelled Because He Is In Firearm Business. Because he makes gun parts for a living this policy holder received a letter from GEICO cancelling his auto insurance. The letter says his auto insurance is being cancelled because he owns a company that manufactures parts for firearms:(fyi, to insurethe authenticity I have submitted a copy along with a request for verification to GEICO via email well see their response)The reason for cancellation is your vehicle [...] does not meet our underwriting guidelines because it is used in conjunction with a...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - The GEICO 400 at ChicagoLand - Sept. 16, 2012 - 1pm ET ESPN

    09/13/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies ^ | 9/13/12
    Let the Chase for the 2012 trophy begin! It's ChicagoLand first up .. don your flak vests and extra absorbent Depends and get ready to boogie!!! AS always , this race thread is dedicated to those who serve and have served our flag and nation, many giving the ultimate sacrifice. Godspeed.
  • Actor R. Lee Ermey, Geico's drill-sergeant-therapist...(shortened title)

    08/27/2012 7:34:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox ^ | August 27, 2012
    Full Metal Jacket star and Geico's Therapist Sarge R. Lee Ermey said the insurance giant fired him from his commercial spot for speaking out against President Barack Obama, according to a report from TMZ. Ermey played a former drill sergeant in the commercial, where he called a weeping man a jackwagon before throwing a box of tissues at the man in a hilarious and popular commercial for Geico.
  • 'Full Metal Jacket' Star: 'GEICO Fired Me' for Criticizing Obama

    08/26/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 45 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/26/12 | By Noel Sheppard
    R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," claims he was fired by GEICO for criticizing President Obama. After being asked about his GEICO commercial wherein he played a psychiatrist calling his patient a "jackwagon," Ermey said, "GEICO fired me because I had, I wasnt too kind about speaking with the, about the administration, so the present administration. So they fired me." "So they fired you because of political reasons?" asked the TMZ representative. "Yeah," Ermey answered. "If youre a conservative in this town, you better watch out."
  • 'Full Metal Jacket' Star Says He Was Fired By GEICO for Bashing Obama

    08/26/2012 8:52:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 63 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 26, 2012
    R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," claims he was fired by GEICO for bashing President Obama. During an impromptu interview with TMZ, Ermey also said, "If youre a conservative in this town, you better watch out" (videos follow with transcribed highlights and commentary): Read more:
  • EXCLUSIVE: R. Lee Ermey -- Geico FIRED ME for Bashing Barack

    08/26/2012 1:01:27 AM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 75 replies
    TMZ ^ | TMZ
    R. Lee Ermy says GEICO fired him for dissing Obama.
  • Just another reason to dump Progressive Insurance

    08/14/2012 9:57:45 AM PDT · by surfer · 79 replies
    Tumblr blog ^ | 8/13/2012 | Matt Fisher
    <p>Ive been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I havent explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. Theres a general understanding that says, insurance companies oh theyre awful, but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, Ive learned some things that really surprised me.</p>
  • New Geico Commercial

    07/14/2010 6:15:48 PM PDT · by khnyny · 68 replies · 8+ views
    KLUV ^ | July 14, 2010
    This is me.
  • Sarge (R. Lee Ermey Geico Commercial)

    06/29/2010 8:48:31 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies · 7+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 26, 2010 | uploaded by GEICO
    Does a former Drill Sergeant make a terrible therapist? You be the judge.
  • The Case of the GEICO Pitchman: How Quickly the Left Forgets, or do They?

    05/02/2010 9:58:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 17 replies · 798+ views
    Im late getting to this, but I had to take a look at some old posts and research a bit. For the quick recap, Lance Baxter, AKA, DC Douglass, the voice over guy for GEICO commercials, was fired from his job when he called Freedom Works and insulted the Tea Party movement. Using the word retarded probably didnt help him out either. That, of course set off a debate on people being punished for speaking out-no matter the reprehensible manner. But, there was something forgotten in all of this. As usual, the left engaged in this same behavior, on a...
  • The Soapbox Derby Hit the Skids. Hey, Maybe There's a Movie in That!

    04/28/2010 2:58:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies · 537+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-28-10 | TIMOTHY AEPPEL
    AKRON, OhioThe All-American Soapbox Derby has fallen on hard times. In November, the organizer of the race, in which kids ride cars they build down a hill, was sued by its hometown bank, FirstMerit Corp. The bank was demanding repayment of two loans totaling $623,000. The derby couldn't pay. That led to a bailout: The city of Akron guaranteed the debt of the nonprofit derby group. And the bank restructured the loan on favorable terms. The uproar caught the eye of Corbin Bernsen, the actor best known for his portrayal of sleazy lawyer Arnie Becker in the 1980s TV series...